The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Speaker of the House
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. Speaker:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 95.

This bill prohibits a person from placing a camera on real property or places of public use or accommodation for purposes of conducting deliberate surreptitious observation of persons inside a private residence. Specified individuals are exempted from the bill's provisions.

Senate Bill 689, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 13, 1999, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 95.

Parris N. Glendening